JONAS EZIEKE, Abuja
The Minister of Transport Mr Rotimi Amaechi, the Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency NIMASA, Nigeria Shippers Council and Ship Owners Association of Nigeria SOAN and other maritime stakeholders have kicked against the proposed Maritime Security Agency.
President Muhammadu Buhari led Federal Government has released N72 billion counterpart funding for the construction of Lagos-Ibadan modernisation railway project.
The Senate on Tuesday, summoned the Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi the Minister of Works, Power and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, over the planned closure of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport.
Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, (SERAP) has sent an open letter to Justice Mahmud Mohammed, Chief Justice of Nigeria in his capacity as the Chairman of the National Judicial Council (NJC) seeking explanations on what “he and the NJC knew or had reason to know regarding the report to them on 1st February, 2016 by Justice John Inyang Okoro, Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria on the alleged visit by Mr Rotimi Amaechi, Minister of Transportation to the official residence of Justice Okoro to allegedly discuss election Appeals in respect of Rivers State, Akwa Ibom State and Abia State.”
Minister of Transport, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi has restated Federal Government’s readiness to demonstrate improvement in foreign trade between Nigeria and other nations through the ratification of a new seamless carriage regime known as Rotterdam Rules.
he federal government, yesterday, launched the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP), the Nigerian seaports and the Port Service Support Portal (PSSP) to rid the country’s seaports of corruption.
Anxiety is rising on the chances of refloating the defunct Nigerian National Shipping Line (NNSL) by the federal government as the Minister of Transport, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi has backed down on his earlier assurance that the proposed new national carrier would be up and sailing by June this year.
As the cold war between LADOL, Lagos and INTEL, Port Harcourt deepens, the Minister of Transport, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi has warned LADOL Integrated Free Zone Enterprise to henceforth maintain strict compliance with Presidential Directive that all oil and gas cargoes be handled at Onne, Warri and Calabar ports by INTELS.